No law requires any employer to use an employee handbook. However, it behooves every employer to create some kind of employee handbook. The pros greatly outweigh the cons as to why an employer should use an employee handbook. You should also eventually have an attorney review your employee handbook for compliance with federal, state, and local laws.
In general, an employee handbook will lay the groundwork of your company in written words to clarify potential misconceptions. An employee handbook acts like a giant FAQs page. By putting your company’s policies into written words, you’ll help to alleviate potential problems that could otherwise occur.
In this article, we’ll go over the purpose, contents, and main policies to include within your employee handbook.
Next, let’s take a look at the purpose of employee handbooks and why they are so valuable.